Kim Kardashian's BFF Jonathan Cheban Opens Sushi MiKasa (Photos)

Sushi MiKasa opened at the Shelborne Hotel this past Saturday evening, after a few days of private events and tastings.

The restaurant, in the lobby of the Shelborne Beach Resort hotel, is hidden from hotel guests by dark wood panels and a billowing linen curtain. In fact, even though we knew exactly where the restaurant was, we still managed to pass it before doing a double take. Restaurant partner and Kardashian bestie Jonathan Cheban explained that's to ensure a dining experience that's gawker and paparazzi-free for the A-list diners he expects to frequent his establishment.

With less than a week open, Sushi MiKasa has already seen Kimbo Slice, Lance Bass, Marysol Patton, Chris and Adrienne Bosh, and Kim Kardashian drink fruit infused sake and eat sushi.

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Cheban is proud of his sushi, sourced from the finest fish. "We serve only the best fish here, flown in from Japan via New York. Blue fin tuna, king salmon. This is couture sushi."

Diners can pick and choose from a large assortment of sushi and rolls, with both standard options and specialties available. In addition, three different omakase options are available. Instead of the standard omakase where the chef chooses what to serve you, these omakase dinners list what you'll get. Prices range from $70 to $140 per person, each including both sushi selections and rolls.

Specialty cocktails, hot and cold sake, and the above-mentioned fruit-infused sakes are available. The restaurant was out of Italian Cherry, but the strawberry sake ($18 for a carafe) was light and sweet enough to compliment the fish, when we were invited to try out some sushi and sake last evening.

Spicy tuna crispy rice ($15).

Japanese red snapper with hijiki salad and lotus root ($7), golden flower salmon tomato roll ($20), and spicy warm crab hand roll in soy paper ($14).

Seared king salmon ($6), yellowtail jalapeno roll ($11), and Chopped tuna invention roll ($20).

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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